- A poll conducted online indicates that more than 50% of those who voted would want Rockstar to choose the city of London and its suburbs as the background for GTA 6.
- One enthusiastic fan posted a mock video of the GTA 6 keeping London in the background. This video updated on YouTube was viewed and appreciated by many.
- Since Rockstar North is also involved in developing the game, London could as well be the city featured in GTA 6.
- There could be DLC featuring London as an additional city besides Vice City.
While there is the general anticipation over the official announcement of the release of Grand Theft Auto VI coming through, the debate on the game’s background location refuses to die down. As things stand, the setting will be the Vice City that is created keeping the US city of Miami as the model. In addition, there will be a South American city, said to be Rio De Janeiro, which made the developer call this Project Americas.
The background in which the Grand Theft Auto game is played is usually an imaginary city with names like Liberty City and Las Santos and other such names. Each of these is based on a real city like New York or Los Angeles or Las Vegas. Now the players want to have London (maybe with the same name in the game as well) as the background city where the characters zoom around in their fancy cars and bikes and commit crimes.
Will Rockstar Listen to the Fans’ Requests?
There have been a series of developments in the past few weeks on this subject. One enthusiastic fan posted a mock video of the GTA 6 keeping London in the background. This video updated on YouTube was viewed and appreciated by many.
An online poll was then conducted among the gamers to know which city they preferred. Till March 15, 2020, over 3,200 votes had come in and an overwhelming 1,454, close to 50%, said they would prefer London. The next large block was for Vice City, 720 votes. The remaining cities like Tokyo, San Andreas, and Liberty City didn’t muster that many votes.
Some rumors had said since Rockstar North, the UK unit of the studio is also involved in developing the game, London could as well be the city featured in GTA 6. There are, however, enough reasons to believe that Rockstar will choose London ahead of Vice City and Rio. The very concept of Project America will also have to be thrown out in that case, which is very unlikely.
There is another reason the game’s creative developers have brought in the South American angle. The main storyline in GTA 6 is going to be drug running. One can expect frequent travel between the Vice City and the South American city, carrying drugs. All these will have to be scrapped if London were to be the city in the background. In the best-case scenario, there could be DLC later featuring London as an additional city besides Vice City.
Anything New on the Launch Date of GTA 6?
We are nowhere near to knowing when GTA 6 will be released.
There are only rumors, some quite strong and others based purely on hearsay. If you put together all those predictions and try to find a consensus, then an announcement of sorts may happen in 2020 and the actual release for playing the game may happen only next year. Whether it will be stretched to the holiday season of October/November 2021 or much before that is still not clear.
One section of the industry hopes that the Grand Theft Auto VI game may be made the USP for Sony and Microsoft. Industry grapevine has it that the two new game consoles don’t have a big-ticket game to bundle with their new version consoles. The release schedule for the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X is rumored to be the end of the year, 2020. If there is proper coordination, you can expect Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar, and the two giants from the console business to jointly work towards timing the release of GTA 6 with the gaming consoles.